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Crafting Marfa
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I love Prima and Websters Pages papers and embellishments. DCWV is my go-to for paper stacks. Elle's Studios is my addiction for tags. Tombows makes my favorite markers. What about you?


 
kdsmommy
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I am only purchasing MADE IN THE USA scrap goodies now! I have researched several companies who manufacture their products in the USA and those are the one's I support with my $$.


 
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kdsmommy-sending you a PM.


 
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1. Stampin' Up. I liked it so much I became a demostrator. I buy all my solid cardstock and ink from there. I do buy their stamps, ribbon, brads, and buttons because it all matches, which I like. I like have an island indigo ribbon to go with my island indigo paper!! I like their exclusive items as well such as their sizzix dies and embossing folders.

2. October Afternoon. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their paper!!! I bought their santa sacks they were having in December. LOVE their vintage style! Which reminds me I need to upload some of my new October Afternoon layouts in the gallery.

3. I love Simple Stories. There is so much to do with their paper! I love cutting out pieces of it to make my own embellies.

4. Tim Holtz- do I need to say more???

5. I love any kind of mister....of couse I love making my own too!


 
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Prima is my favorite paper manufacturer, followed by Kaisercraft and then Pink Paislee.

Lindy's Stamp Gang, Ranger and Luminarte make my favorite paints and sprays.

Tim Holtz and Prima make my favorite embellies.

Prima and Petaloo make my favorite flowers.


 
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Graphic45 for paper. I can't say I love all of their lines, but most of them do call my name. I also buy most of the stickers and tags that go along with the lines. Core-dinations cardstock that matches too.
Prima flowers. Love prima flowers.
The rest- embellies, ribbon etc. I go with whatever catches my fancy. In the case of ribbons, whatever works with the rest of the layout, card or project.


 
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Simple Stories and Snap for sure and Doodlebug - I love their colors


 
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I'm just finishing up at work and will post a list of companies who make supplies in the USA later this evening.

Thanks!


 
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papers: Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants, Echo Park, Simple Stories, My Minds Eye ... love the patterns and the heft of the papers

flowers/bling: Prima ... high quality (high price too, but that's another story)

inks: Distress line from Tim Holtz ... love the colors and the ability to blend the colors

mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang ... my newest love

dies: Spellbinders ... LOVE the shapes and the clean cuts


 
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  • kdsmommy Said:
I'm just finishing up at work and will post a list of companies who make supplies in the USA later this evening.

Thanks!




kdsmommy-Thank you!


 
thehappyscrapper8
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Looking forward to seeing that list kdsmommy.

I love Websters and prima flowers. Creative Memories and Basic Grey and Studio Calico. Who am I kidding I love almost everything!!


 
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Is "anything pretty" a bad answer?

I'm a little partial to Cosmo Cricket paper and liked the color palette of the ZIG markers by EK Success


 
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I love Prima and Stampin' Up!


 
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  • Foamy on 01-10-13 01:16 PM
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My list is ever changing! At the moment I love Echo Park!


 
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For papers I love: BoBunny, Authentique, Pink Paislee, Prima, K & Company

Doodlebug twine

Prima Flowers and Petaloo flowers

Scotch atg and adhesive

Still holding onto my Daisy D's as a fave even though they are no longer in business. lol

Martha Stewart punches

Fiskars trimmer

Zots adhesive as well

Mists: Ranger dylusions, and tattered angels


 
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I love Echo Park lately because of their line of boyish papers. Having two boys and no girls means no adorable girly pages.

I'm also partial to Stampin' Up! obviously but that's because I love their colors.

And I adore the Greeting Farm's stamps. They are so cute!


 
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October Afternoon. I've never seen anything from them that I didn't love. They also have superb customer service.

Simple Stories and Pink Paislee also continue to put out products that I can't resist.


 
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Lately I've noticed that a lot of my papers are Bella Blvd but I don't look for a particular designer. I just buy what I like and mix it up.

I'm also bad at cutting off the strips that tell what it is and when I get around to using it I have no idea.


 
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spellbinders.

is there anything else?


 
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I don't really have a favorite manufactures as of right now. I like things that call "my name" or I find interesting. I know I love Tim Holtz stamps, paper and his stickers. But I'm liking Basic Grey, DCWV, The Paper House paper. I guess I do have favorites, lol. But most of the time if I see a sheet of paper or pack that catches my eye. I'll pick it up no matter the brand name of the company.

Justie

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  • kdsmommy Said:
I am only purchasing MADE IN THE USA scrap goodies now! I have researched several companies who manufacture their products in the USA and those are the one's I support with my $$.



That is a very neat idea!


 
Crafting Marfa
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I've heard a lot about October Afterboon, but haven't tried it yet. Its going on my wish list! I forgot to mention Jillybean Soup. I love their paper.


 
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Lately, I have been drawn to Carta Bella, echo park, and simple stories paper collections. I think any collection worth having needs a good stripe! these have that plus great patterns and colors.


 
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I love everything K&Company and DCWV..... However I will also buy anything that I really like...


 
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Narrowing down to just a few is really hard but some of my favourites are....
Little Yellow Bicycle
My Mind's Eye
October Afternoon
Basic Grey
Carta Bella has had some nice papers lately (love their Christmas stuff)
Elle's Studio (their tags are great!)
Fancy Pants papers...
Lily Bee (love their papers and their tags and embellishments...just everything!)
Maya Road chipboard
and I would have said Sizzix before Christmas for their dies but now I have a Cameo and am not as interested in dies right now....

Alison


 
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Grahic 45, Maja Design, K&Company, MME, Making Memories for design papers.

DCWV and Bazzil for cardstocks.

Tim Holtz, Magnolia, Spellbinders and Die-Namics for diecuts.

Tim Holtz, Tattered Angels and Cat-Eye for inks and misters.

Tim Holtz, Inkadinkado, Magnolia, K&Company, The Paper Studio, Recollections, DCWV, Graphic 45 and store brand for stamps and rub-ons.

Embellishments can be from any brand, depending if I like them or not.

I do like Basic Grey a lot too but more for background papers.


 
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Thank you all for your answers. I think that I'm going to make it a point to try out a new manufacturer every month.


 
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Thank you all for your answers. I think that I'm going to make it a point to try out a new manufacturer every month



That can get dangerous!! But ssssssooooo much fun!!!!!


 
asheppe
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I would love to purchase supplies that are made in the USA. What online scrapbooking sites or stores do you recommend? Thanks.

Angela Sheppe
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So many favorites....but a few that pop right to mind for me are Fancy Pants, Simple Stories, Bo Bunny, and Creative Memories. So much to love so little time-LOL!


 
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MOXXIE, but I'm partial as I work for them. (Btw, they are 100% made in the USA!)

I also am a fan of My Minds Eye and Echo Park for paper companies.

Stamps: Technique Tuesday. LOVE them!

Ink: Quick Quotes chalk inks. Amazing.

I also have an addiction to Petaloo's Color Me Crazy embellies.


 
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